You and your EMT partner arrive at the residence of a 50-year-old man who complains of weakness. Your primary assessment reveals that he is critically ill and will require aggressive treatment. The closest hospital is 25 miles away. You should: Select one: A. perform a detailed secondary assessment, assess his vital signs, and then transport rapidly. B. administer oxygen via nonrebreathing mask and obtain as much of his medical history as possible. C. load him into the ambulance, begin transport, and perform all treatment en route to the hospital. D. manage all threats to airway, breathing, and circulation and consider requesting an ALS unit.

You and your EMT partner arrive at the residence of a 50-year-old man who complains of weakness. Your primary assessment reveals that he is critically ill and will require aggressive treatment. The closest hospital is 25 miles away. You should:

Select one:
A. perform a detailed secondary assessment, assess his vital signs, and then transport rapidly.
B. administer oxygen via nonrebreathing mask and obtain as much of his medical history as possible.
C. load him into the ambulance, begin transport, and perform all treatment en route to the hospital.
D. manage all threats to airway, breathing, and circulation and consider requesting an ALS unit.

Which of the following patients is at greatest risk for complications caused by the influenza virus? Select one: A. 39-year-old man with mild hypertension B. 68-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes C. 12-year-old child with a fractured arm D. 50-year-old woman moderate obesity

Which of the following patients is at greatest risk for complications caused by the influenza virus?

Select one:
A. 39-year-old man with mild hypertension
B. 68-year-old woman with type 2 diabetes
C. 12-year-old child with a fractured arm
D. 50-year-old woman moderate obesity

Which of the following is bacterium resistant to most antibiotics and causes skin abscesses? Select one: A. H1N1 B. Avian flu C. Whooping cough D. MRSA

Which of the following is bacterium resistant to most antibiotics and causes skin abscesses?

Select one:
A. H1N1
B. Avian flu
C. Whooping cough
D. MRSA

Which of the following conditions is NOT categorized as a psychiatric condition? Select one: A. Alzheimer disease B. Schizophrenia C. Depression D. Substance abuse

Which of the following conditions is NOT categorized as a psychiatric condition?

Select one:
A. Alzheimer disease
B. Schizophrenia
C. Depression
D. Substance abuse

When forming your general impression of a patient with a medical complaint, it is important to remember that: Select one: A. the conditions of many medical patients may not appear serious at first. B. the majority of medical patients you encounter are also injured. C. most serious medical conditions do not present with obvious symptoms. D. it is during the general impression that assessment of the ABCs occurs.

When forming your general impression of a patient with a medical complaint, it is important to remember that:

Select one:
A. the conditions of many medical patients may not appear serious at first.
B. the majority of medical patients you encounter are also injured.
C. most serious medical conditions do not present with obvious symptoms.
D. it is during the general impression that assessment of the ABCs occurs.

When caring for a patient with an altered mental status and signs of circulatory compromise, you should: Select one: A. transport immediately and begin all emergency treatment en route to the hospital. B. perform a detailed secondary assessment prior to transporting the patient. C. limit your time at the scene to 10 minutes or less, if possible. D. have a paramedic unit respond to the scene if it is less than 15 minutes away.

When caring for a patient with an altered mental status and signs of circulatory compromise, you should:

Select one:
A. transport immediately and begin all emergency treatment en route to the hospital.
B. perform a detailed secondary assessment prior to transporting the patient.
C. limit your time at the scene to 10 minutes or less, if possible.
D. have a paramedic unit respond to the scene if it is less than 15 minutes away.

When assessing a patient with a medical complaint, which of the following would MOST likely reveal the cause of the problem? Select one: A. Primary assessment B. Baseline vital signs C. Index of suspicion D. Medical history

When assessing a patient with a medical complaint, which of the following would MOST likely reveal the cause of the problem?

Select one:
A. Primary assessment
B. Baseline vital signs
C. Index of suspicion
D. Medical history

The determination of whether a medical patient is a high-priority or low-priority transport is typically made: Select one: A. after the primary assessment has been completed. B. once the patient’s baseline vital signs are known. C. as soon as the patient voices his or her chief complaint. D. upon completion of a detailed secondary assessment.

The determination of whether a medical patient is a high-priority or low-priority transport is typically made:

Select one:
A. after the primary assessment has been completed.
B. once the patient’s baseline vital signs are known.
C. as soon as the patient voices his or her chief complaint.
D. upon completion of a detailed secondary assessment.

The BEST way to prevent infection from whooping cough is to: Select one: A. wear a HEPA mask when treating any respiratory patient. B. get vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis. C. ask all patients if they have recently traveled abroad. D. routinely place a surgical mask on all respiratory patients.

The BEST way to prevent infection from whooping cough is to:

Select one:
A. wear a HEPA mask when treating any respiratory patient.
B. get vaccinated against diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis.
C. ask all patients if they have recently traveled abroad.
D. routinely place a surgical mask on all respiratory patients.

Most treatments provided in the prehospital setting are intended to _________. Select one: A. address the patient’s symptoms B. confirm the patient’s diagnosis C. correct the patient’s underlying problem D. reduce the need for transport to the hospital

Most treatments provided in the prehospital setting are intended to _________.

Select one:
A. address the patient’s symptoms
B. confirm the patient’s diagnosis
C. correct the patient’s underlying problem
D. reduce the need for transport to the hospital